weekly 255 – 02.06.–08.06.2015

02.06.–08.06.2015

OpenWathEverMap - random tiles

OpenWhatEverMap – random tiles [1]

About us

  • New in our team for the Spanish version: Laura from Cuba and Luis from Ecuador. Bogus joined the team for the English language.

State of the Map US

Mapping

  • Mapillary has announced its fork of the iD editor, where you can display recognized road signs with an associated image in the editor. Here’s hoping it gets accepted and merged…
  • Field Papers, a site for creating printouts that you can take for mapping has been resurrected.
  • User Aury88 asks if it would be possible to integrate the editing tags for existing nodes directly on the main page.
  • Jorge, one of the GSoC students, has presented the first results of his work (Mapillary plugin for JOSM) and is asking for feedback.
  • Peter Dobratz asks if there is a way to obtain a list of all its changeset discussions. He is apparently not the first to ask this.
  • The satellite images from Landsat will serve as a basic layer for the OpenAerialMap project (via).
  • Minh Nguyen wrote a detailed contribution to the debate about multilingual name-tagging in OSM. He explains the differences between “translation, transliteration and transcription.” He also shows based on translations between Chinese and Vietnamese that an automated approach would be extremely difficult.

Community

Imports

  • Rory McCann wants to import place names in Ireland.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

Humanitarian OSM

  • A survey on the earthquake in Nepal and mapping for HOT.
  • User “dekstop” deals with statistics about HOT and announces that he will publish his findings on a regular basis in the future.
  • Approximately 70 percent of the contributors after the earthquake in Nepal are newbies, according to this analysis.

Maps

  • [1] Unless you could opt for an OSM-style, then there is now the right map for you.

Open-Data

  • Two years after the “Open Data Charter” was announced at a previous G8 summit in Lough Erne, Germany is still at the bottom of the class with regard to open data. (English).
  • The World Bank Group, Conveyal, Mapbox and Mapzen founded OpenTraffic, an open platform for traffic data, which has a strong link to OpenStreetMap

Software

Did you know …

Other “geo” things

  • A historical map of Paris is now integrated in iD of Open Historical Map. (via)
  • The FixWikiMaps project has set itself the goal to find obsolete or visually unappealing maps in Wikipedia and improve them.
  • The official map of the London Underground is, according to the Daily Express, not as good as the one in Wikipedia.